OSWESTRY’S Booka Bookshop is bringing one of British journalism’s biggest names to an event in which he will be telling his life story next week.

BBC news presenter Clive Myrie will be at Chester Cathedral, in St Werburgh Street on Tuesday, September 19 for his memoir ‘Everything is Everything’, from 7.30pm.

His book covers all aspects of his life, from his Lancashire upbringing and his ‘Windrush’ forebears, to his work covering the top events, including the Ukraine war.

A Booka spokesman said the event promises to be one not to miss.

They said: “As a Bolton teenager with a paper round, Clive read all the newspapers he delivered from cover to cover and dreamed of becoming a journalist.


“In this deeply personal memoir, he tells how his family history has influenced his view of the world, introducing us to his Windrush generation parents, a great grandfather who helped build the Panama Canal, and a great uncle who fought in the First World War, later to become a prominent police detective in Jamaica.

“He reflects on how being black has affected his perspective on issues he’s encountered in 30 years reporting some of the biggest stories of our time (most recently from Ukraine), showing us how those experiences gave him a better idea of what it means to be an outsider.

“He tells of his pride in his roots, but his determination not to be defined by his background in dealing with the challenges of race and class to succeed at the highest level.

“Moving, engaging, revealing, ‘Everything is Everything’ is a story of love and hate – but also hope. Melding the professional with the personal it is a fascinating account from someone determined to succeed on his own terms.”

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The BBC star has covered major global events for 30 years and has reported from more than 90 countries – most recently in Ukraine, and previously in Iraq, America, Afghanistan, South Africa, among others.

He is a two-time BAFTA nominee and two-time Emmy nominee.

From reading BBC’s News at 10 to hosting Mastermind, to fronting his own primetime series Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip, he is one of the nation’s most prominent and versatile presenters.

Tickets cost £20 without a book (£10 of ticket price redeemable against a signed book) or £28 with book – for more, head to https://www.bookabookshop.co.uk/events/an-evening-with-clive-myrie-everything-is-everything/